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Why AutoNation CEO Jackson calls dealer fight with Tesla hypocritical
Why AutoNation CEO Jackson calls dealer fight with Tesla hypocritical

The efforts by various auto dealer associations across the U.S. to keep Tesla Motors from selling its expensive electric cars directly to the public is hypocritical and makes dealers look bad, said Mike Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation, the biggest operator of car showrooms in the U.S. “You have dealers, entrepreneurial, free-enterprise guys, arguing for government protection,” Jackson said while visiting the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. “I don’t get it.” Tesla sells cars to the public through Apple Store-like “galleries” often located in high-traffic shopping areas.  Elon Musk, the electric car company’s CEO, says its...

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